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Apple to hold ‘Showtime’ event on September 12th

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Apple today confirmed that it will hold a special event on Tuesday, September 12th at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco, California. An invitation sent to select media, including iLounge, features Hollywood premiere-style spotlights and reads simply, “It’s Showtime.” The event will kick off at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Reports of a September 12th press event first surfaced last week after the hosts of the Your Mac Life radio show and European Apple enthusiast websites claimed to have knowledge of the event. Apple’s date choice appears to be intentional, as the event will overlap with the opening day of this year’s Apple Expo in Paris, France, an international Mac and iPod show the company declined to grace with a keynote.

Analysts have speculated that Apple will use a September event to launch numerous product and service offerings, ranging from new iPod nano and video models to a 23-inch iMac, new iPod-inspired phone and a movie download service. Such speculation rarely proves entirely accurate, however, as few people know Apple’s plans for certain until the event actually takes place. As always, iLounge will be on hand with updates.

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21

Jesse…... YUP! You’re definetly an idiot. It’s called an online movie store, that’s whats gonna be introduced.Widescreen ipods aren’t ready yet.

Posted by Beetches on September 5, 2006 at 1:17 PM (PDT)

22

ThinkSecret.com says it will probably be just an upgraded 5G, which is really just an upgraded Photo, which itself is just an upgraded 4G.

Posted by Michael P. on September 5, 2006 at 1:36 PM (PDT)

23

I’m perfectly happy with my current iPod with Video. The screen is the perfect size for on the go use. I may consider purchasing any new Ipod with Video if the differences are really that great.

Posted by |LOST on September 5, 2006 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

24

“And, Apple decided not using Intel ever again.”

Ha, what are you joking? There is no way Apple will switch back to PPC. I can imagine it now…“Introducing the Powerbook G5…exactly the same as a Macbook Pro, but with a slower processor!!!”

Posted by Nobody on September 5, 2006 at 2:08 PM (PDT)

25

“i hear that this event may announce the introduction of a new mac mini with an up’d spec…...i guess we have a few days to wait to find out. “
They already updated the mac mini a few days or maybe a week ago. Just didnt make any fuzz about it. Go check apple store

Posted by bobber on September 5, 2006 at 2:52 PM (PDT)

26

“They already updated the mac mini a few days or maybe a week ago. Just didnt make any fuzz about it. Go check apple store”

What are you talking about? If you’re talking about having Core Solo or Core Duo, that’s been there since February.

It would be nice to get a MB or MBP with Core Duo 2…

Posted by Nobody on September 5, 2006 at 3:50 PM (PDT)

27

Iam pretty sure apple won’t launch truely 4plus widescreen ipods. I know nano will upgrade with aluminium body, various colors and full length movies download service. Also i hope Apple will launch monthly subcriptions service and higher bit rate atleast 160kbps or 192kbps( which won’t happen but).

Posted by Eskay on September 5, 2006 at 3:59 PM (PDT)

28

Come on ... The Core 2 Duo laptops from Dell are out now. Apple’s now on the Intel treadmill, so they need to introduce the MacBook Pro2.

Posted by Nobody on September 5, 2006 at 4:11 PM (PDT)

29

And one more thing…

Merom-book Pro!

Posted by withheld on September 5, 2006 at 4:29 PM (PDT)

30

Okay “Beetches”

Honestly, STFU. You’re the real idiot dumbass. You dont know whats ready, you dont work at Apple. Learn to accept an opinion.

Posted by Jesse on September 5, 2006 at 5:29 PM (PDT)

31

Speaking of the iPod, they claim that we’ll see the 2G iPod nano, and it’ll be aluminum and colored, like the iPod mini. Weird…but it’ll scratch less, I suppose. (Remember that Amazon has strangely begun taking pre-orders for the iPod mini.)

The iPod will see a capacity bump to 40GB/80GB, but it’s not looking like we’ll see a proper “6G” iPod here - I’m not sure what else they can add to the iPod in its current form, anyway. The iTunes Movie Store will launch alongside the more capacious iPods. Yay!

As for the touchscreen “true video” iPod, they claim that it’s been pushed back into “early next year.” Maybe Apple will resume their tradition of announcing a new iPod at MWSF.

No mention of the iPod shuffle. Maybe the iPod nano will drop in price even further, and the shuffle will se a price drop? I’m not sure I can imagine a screenless player with much more than 1GB in space, anyway.

Posted by the phil on September 5, 2006 at 10:12 PM (PDT)

32

the phil, i think you’re right on the money.

Posted by Jesse on September 6, 2006 at 3:29 AM (PDT)

33

There is also the possibility of Apple launching Leopard (OSX 10.5) they’ve been previewing it for sometime on the site now, its due for a launch very soon.

I would imagine there will be some sort of new ipod either updated nano’s or the ‘true’ video ipod along with the launch of the movie service on iTunes.

Posted by Gatéz on September 6, 2006 at 5:36 AM (PDT)

34

Well we now know that they won’t be debuting the larger Mac on the 12th… because well they are out http://www.apple.com . Strange that they didn’t wait 6 days for a real announcement, but maybe this means other BIGGER things are coming… I’m not planning to buy a new iPod but it still interests me.

Posted by JeremytheIndian on September 6, 2006 at 6:59 AM (PDT)

35

If you remember when the iPod Video was released last year, Apple had earlier reported that they didn’t have the Video technology ready yet. 

I’m thinking we’ll see the same type of thing here.  Apple making us believe one thing, then “surprising” us when they do release the true video iPod.

“I’m hoping for a higher capacity nano at the same price points.

Posted by Jason on September 6, 2006 at 7:36 AM (PDT)

36

If they do intend to “surprise” us, they’re a little slow- people have been expecting a true video iPod in one form or another for a few years now.

Posted by Michael P. on September 6, 2006 at 8:13 AM (PDT)

37

It’s nothing more than the iTMS Movies announcement.

The 24” (not 23”) iMacs came out today, BTW. Plus a new lower cost 17”.

Posted by Andy on September 6, 2006 at 8:46 AM (PDT)

38

Gatéz: Leopard is set for a release in Spring 2007.

And the other poser Nobody: Who cares? Dell laptops suck.

Posted by Nobody on September 6, 2006 at 11:11 AM (PDT)

39

They need to release a nano with built-in wireless capabilities. The Nike+ accessory is nice, but it needs to be built in so they can support more wireless features.

Posted by Safariari on September 6, 2006 at 1:50 PM (PDT)

40

Everyone is talking video/widescreen/80gb but I’m I the only person that really could use/want a bluetooth iPod. Not only for wireless headphones but also for those of us without Front Row (powerbook G4) it would be awesome to be able to use the iPod as a bluetooth remote with keynote.. If I see I iPod Phone with bluetooth I’m al over it, i’d be willing to pay more then 299 the current iPod video costs!

Posted by L.U. GUY on September 6, 2006 at 5:58 PM (PDT)

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